Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin

Posted on March 2, 2011


Roasted cauliflower has got to be one of the best snacks out there.  It’s incredibly easy, just like any other roasted vegetable- toss and pop in the oven!  This recipe includes earthy cumin and paprika to give more of a roast-y flavor.  Don’t be afraid to get some color on them!

roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin
serves 4 as a side
Total Time: 45 minutes

• 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 teaspoon paprika
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• pinch of ground pepper
• pinch of crushed red pepper

Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).  Toss cauliflower with all ingredients on top of the aluminum foiled pan (why dirty up a bowl?).  Roast 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutty and sweet, roasted cauliflower is a simple, healthy and cheap dish to make.  Add Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, ginger, curry or lemon juice for added flavor. I think next up I’ll be trying Michael Ruhlman’s Whole Roasted Cauliflower basted in butter.